I’ve been wanting to make a small wall-hanging quilt with some Fall colors to replace my tiny tulips quilt by my door. When the talented Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter sent me her new book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, I quickly fell in love with this particular block.
I’ve always loved the look of this traditional block pattern but have been intimidated to try it – it looks complicating! Amy’s book explained how to make it in a couple of simple steps, and before I knew it I had made 8 blocks!
It’s also a great way to use up those batting scraps from other quilt projects. Don’t throw away your batting scraps people! I like to save all of my scraps in a bin that I roll under my table. When I get the chance, I cut the scraps up into squares so they’re ready for a QAYG project.
For this lovely block I quilted lines along the seams to give it a clean finish. The fabric patterns are kind of busy so I thought some simple quilting would compliment it the best.
And here’s the lovely block after it’s been assembled.
As usual, Paige likes to cuddle the quilted blocks. 😉
Thanks for stopping by! Though I only made a small wall hanging, it sure feels good to accomplish something! Lately, mini quilts seem to be my saving grace.
Love this cute little quilt you made!! So pretty and such sweet fabrics! Of course the corgis are too sweet too!! 🙂 xo Holly
Thank you, Holly! 🙂
Such a beautiful quilt and love your fabric choice.Great job!
Thank you, Rosa!
is this quit in book or a version
The patterns is in the book Fabulously Fast Quilts. The quilt as you go technique is in my book Quilt As-you-Go Made Modern. Details in this blog post.
Your book just arrived yesterday and I read the whole thing last night. It's awesome!! You have so many great ideas and variations, and the pictures are fabulous. Thanks for showing us this latest project – there are so many great traditional blocks, and to use QAYG is genius!!
Thank you, Sarah! =) So happy to hear you like the book!! happy quilting-as-you-go !
are you starting Monday I have kids home I can't get ready to sew. How will this work anyway
I'm a newbie to this sort of quilting which bk do I start with? I am a great quilter & know the ins & outs but I need to get started somewhere.
Chris from WI
By bk i'm assuming you mean book? If you want to learn the Quilt as-you-go technique, then get Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern 😉 have fun!
I love it!
I know pattern is not new book but technique is. Right
Love the little quilt and have bought your book. Admittedly I bought the ebook because if me DH saw another book come into this house I would be in big, no HUGE, trouble.
I bought this book and pieced my first QAYG quilt today. This technique is fast and easy!!
is everyone doing log cabin or different styles